Bolsters are an unbelievable strategy to remodel your yoga follow. Whether or not you’re an influence yoga practitioner, a yin lover or when you adore an everyday restorative follow, bolsters are the important thing to shaping yoga postures to swimsuit you. Bolsters can be utilized to assist the physique as you sink right into a soothing little one’s pose, to elevate your hips as you rise into Viparita Karani or ‘legs up the wall pose’ and might even show you how to entry deeper stretches. Bolsters are one of the vital well-liked yoga props, however usually you’ll discover all of them are available in the identical dimension and form which isn’t appropriate for everybody. Us people are available in an array of sizes and shapes and all of us have totally different preferences, that’s why we’re introducing our household of bolsters which are available in 4 totally different sizes and shapes! On this publish, you’ll meet every of our new bolster relations and learn to use the totally different sizes and shapes in your yoga follow.
First up, we’d love you to fulfill the Hemp Buckwheat Bolster, our favorite yoga prop in a traditional rounded form, and constructed from hemp, one of the vital sustainable uncooked supplies on the planet. The whole bolster household contains hemp, which is an especially versatile plant, with all elements of it both getting used for meals or textiles. Hemp turns into softer with use, so the excellent news is that the extra you employ your bolster, the cosier and extra comfy it’s going to change into!
Youngster’s Pose is a perfect yoga asana to follow on the spherical hemp buckwheat bolster, because the bolster fully helps the physique and means that you can actually let go and expertise the posture within the calm and relaxed approach it ought to be. Should you undergo from knee ache or decrease again and hip tightness, utilizing a bolster for little one’s pose is an absolute should that will help you really feel comfy.
To follow Youngster’s Pose with the hemp spherical buckwheat bolster:
- Kneel on the bottom, sitting again in your heels if potential (use a knee pad and pure cotton blanket to assist your knees and hips if wanted)
- Place the spherical hemp buckwheat bolster in entrance of you, in order that one finish of the bolster is between your legs.
- Gently lie your higher physique down onto the bolster, along with your arms relaxed both aspect.
- Flip your head to 1 aspect, then change sides half approach via the period of time you need to keep within the pose for
Natural buckwheat hulls fill the rectangular bolster, which can be constructed from 100% eco pleasant hemp. The oblong form of this bolster gives larger width and a flatter floor for supine postures, which is usually much more appropriate for restorative backbends, chest-openers and being pregnant yoga. It additionally means this bolster is sturdy and steady, and gained’t roll over in your follow. We love utilizing this bolster to open the chest and enhance posture, and as a strategy to assist the physique in a restorative hip stretch or pigeon pose.
To follow the chest-opening posture:
- Sit on the bottom, on high of a mat or blanket
- Place the rectangular buckwheat bolster behind you, in order that one finish of the bolster is towards your tailbone as you’re sitting on the ground
- Bend your knees and place your toes on the bottom, then gently lie again on the bolster, along with your fingers in your decrease stomach or to your sides.
- Keep right here for a couple of minutes to softly open your chest, coronary heart and lungs
- Should you want somewhat extra assist to your decrease again, prop your self up with a pure cotton blanket
To follow the supported pigeon pose:
- Sit on the bottom, on a mat or blanket
- Bend your knees and place your toes in entrance of you somewhat wider than your hips
- Drop your knees to the left, then flip to face over your left knee
- Place the oblong buckwheat bolster in entrance of your left leg horizontally, and gently decrease your physique down on to the bolster, in order that it’s supporting you
- Loosen up right here for a couple of minutes, then gently change sides
Essential merchandise from the Yogamatters Hemp Assortment, the small rectangular buckwheat bolster is constructed from the 100% pure and eco-friendly fibres you’ve realized about already, and full of natural buckwheat hulls. Everybody has fully distinctive preferences in the case of utilizing a bolster, so we’ve made positive that you may even take out a few of the buckwheat hulls to make the bolster softer and squishier when you like! The pure colors additionally imply the bolster matches seamlessly into your private home décor. With its vast and flat floor, the small rectangular buckwheat bolster is right for postures like supported bridge pose and Viparita Karani or ‘legs up the wall pose’.
To follow supported bridge pose:
- Lie in your again on a mat or blanket, with the bolster subsequent to you
- Bend your knees and place your toes flat on the bottom
- Gently elevate your hips, and slide the bolster beneath, then decrease your hips down in order that they’re supported by the bolster
- Enable your physique to calm down into the posture for a couple of minutes, specializing in respiration slowly and calmly
To follow Viparita Karani:
- Out of your supported bridge pose, merely elevate your legs into the air
- Keep right here for a couple of minutes, then gently bend your knees and place your toes again on the bottom
Mini bolsters are a really perfect accompaniment to a really restful savasana, yoga nidra follow or sound bathtub, supporting your neck to permit complete rest. Should you discover it tough to completely ‘let go’ whenever you’re attempting to calm down, the mini buckwheat bolster is important to assist calm your nervous system and get essentially the most out of your rest. The mini bolster can be positioned alongside the backbone for a delicate chest opener after a protracted day sitting at a desk, or beneath the abdomen for digestive work and detoxing.
To make use of the hemp mini buckwheat bolster for neck assist:
- Lie down on a mat or blanket, and get as comfy as you’ll be able to. It’s possible you’ll like to make use of the Hemp Spherical Buckwheat Bolster to assist your knees and calm down your decrease again.
- Elevate your head and slide the mini buckwheat bolster below the again of your neck – keep in mind that you may take away a few of the buckwheat hulls if you wish to change the peak or dimension of bolster to swimsuit you
- Loosen up your head down and put together to let go.